Kids planting in raised bed at their siteThe Therapeutic Horticulture team at the Missouri Botanical Garden values connecting all individuals to nature. The Garden has an extensive selection of therapeutic horticulture programming designed to be engaging, stimulate the senses, and provide social connections. If your group is unable to visit us, we can come to you. Request a Garden staff member and/or trained volunteer to come to your facility to provide a nature-based program. Whether it’s a one-time visit or a customized multi-session program, we have something for you.



Senior Communities

Senior potting up a plantExpertly designed for all levels in the senior community, from community-based service providers, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.
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Healthcare Communities

Little girl arranging flowersThe Therapeutic Horticulture team will work closely with you to create a customized program to meet the unique needs of your patients or staff. Some of the organizations we serve include BJC St. Peters, Siteman Cancer Centers and Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.
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Social Service Organizations

HandsThe Therapeutic Horticulture team works closely with a wide variety of social service organizations to provide programs to diverse and unique populations. We can create programs to suit the goals and needs of nearly any participant. Here are some of the organizations with which we work:

  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery
  • Lighthouse for the Blind
  • The Covering House
  • Easterseals Midwest

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Therapeutic Horticultural Programs at the Garden are made possible
through contributions by:

Friends and family of Dr. Samuel D. Soule
Dr. Oscar and Barbara Soule
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust
Mary Anne Lucas Fund
Van Evera Foundation
Maritz Corporation